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Carpenter Bee

Xylocopa confusa

Description:

A large black bee with dazzling yellow hairs on its thorax.

Habitat:

Adjacent to a small stream. Altitude 900m.

Notes:

The image shows how the large carpenter bee feeds from the base of the creeping foxglove bloom rather than entering through the bell. Many bugs use this method such as ants and small wasps. Oddly enough, the very large wasps go through the bell, but the carpenter bee is just too fat to fit.

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4 Comments

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 7 years ago

Very nice comment, thank you very much :)

Dave

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

spectacular spotting folicallychalle[nge]d ;)

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 8 years ago

Thanks Jill :)

Dave

JillBlack
JillBlack 8 years ago

Nice series

folicallychalled
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Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Spotted on Aug 9, 2013
Submitted on Aug 9, 2013

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